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Denis Eugene Hurley
Birth: Nov. 9, 1915
Death: Feb. 13, 2004

Roman Catholic Bishop. Ordained priest through the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. At the age of 31, he became the then-youngest Roman Catholic bishop in the world; it was a position in which he served for 45 years. He was a tireless and courageous opponent of apartheid and sought social, economic, and religious justice for all peoples throughout his life. At great personal risk he engaged in political opposition to the existing regimes in the Republic of South Africa, criticizing police terror tactics and governmental oppressions. The agitation of anti-apartheid crusaders, including Hurley, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, brought the political issues of Africa south of the Sahara onto the world stage. He never ended his quest for human rights, even after retirement in 1992 as Archbishop to return to the role of a parish priest at Emmanuel Cathedral. He was at the forefront of the ecumenical movement and he befriended religious leaders of all denominations across Africa, many of whom read tributes at his memorials. His funeral Mass filled Durban's ABSA Park Stadium to capacity, an appropriate farewell for the avid sports fan. (bio by: Anonymous) 
 
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Emmanuel Cathedral
Durban
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
 
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Record added: Mar 07, 2004
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Denis Eugene Hurley
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